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Monday, June 16, 2014

Lake Placid Half Marathon June 8th

Location: Catskill, NY (High 77, Low 50)


We left bright and early from Peru – too early actually – around 5:30 am, to make the drive to Lake Placid. Lake Placid does not have a lot of free parking and we really wanted to get there early enough to snag a spot in one of the parking lots available for the runners.

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It actually worked out great as we had some time to walk around the town, and we stopped by Mirror Lake to take a few early morning pictures.



The time went by faster than I had expected it to, and all too soon it was time to line up for the start of the race.


I was feeling really good about my preparation for the race and all in all was very pleased with the results. I was able to run for the first 9.5 miles or so, and then did a run/walk for the last 3 miles and change. Harry finished before Denise and I, so he was at the finish line to get a few shots of us coming in.



Denise and I coming down the last stretch before heading to the finish!





Across the finish line!











Another successful race under our belts!!


After getting cleaned up, we walked (slowly) to a nearby restaurant for some well-deserved nourishment!











Enjoying some downtime!



Unless something unexpected comes up, that’s it for running events for this year. Denise and I are still running 5 days a week, so we are planning to stay in shape and we are already looking forward to some fun races next year!